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Billionaire Offers $1 Million to Solve Math Problem

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posted on Jun, 7 2013 @ 06:46 AM
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Billionaire Offers $1 Million to Solve Math Problem


gma.yahoo.com

Now Beal, who, with a net worth of $8 billion ranks 43 rd on the Forbes list of U.S. billionaires, is offering a $1 million reward to anyone who can solve a math problem - now dubbed the Beal Conjecture - that Beal has been trying to solve since 1993. The long-running reward started at $5,000 in 1997, and bumped up to $100,000 in 2000, where it remained for 13 years. Now the money has hit seven figures.

It all started with Beal's determination to solve the 350-year-old mystery of Fermat's Last Theorem - the idea that Ax + By = Cz. Beal realized that there could only be solutions to the eq
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posted on Jun, 7 2013 @ 06:46 AM
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Well I know that this is beyond the scope of my mathematical skills.
I figured that maybe one of my brothers or sisters on ATS could use the money.
So....can anyone here do this????
Time to break out the pens and paper and see if you can get rich off of doing something you already enjoy doing.
Good Luck !!!

gma.yahoo.com
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posted on Jun, 7 2013 @ 06:47 AM
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May as well take a wild guess...


erm is it 42?

Did I win?



Phage!!! Phaaaaggge!!! come over here Phage! If anyone can do it my moneys on Phage lol.

Made a Phage symbol hope he gets it lol.


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posted on Jun, 7 2013 @ 06:49 AM
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Darn....that was my guess too! Guess we will split it.



posted on Jun, 7 2013 @ 06:50 AM
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Hmmm...ax+by=cz?

It looks like a pattern so ima say the answer is

da or dr



another guess is 1

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posted on Jun, 7 2013 @ 07:07 AM
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Are you guys silly? 3 variables times 3 variables arranged in an equation..

There is no answer..

It's a lot like life, actually..

He'd bet more than 1/8 thousandth of his worth if he expected something.


It's only there to make you think in 3 dimensions, which is the future of rational thought. Not that I can do that coherently either..




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posted on Jun, 7 2013 @ 07:09 AM
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That is cool. If I had that kind of money, I'd push people to the sciences too.

If I was Bill Gates, I'd start a technological institute like MIT.


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posted on Jun, 7 2013 @ 07:11 AM
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ax + by = cz - (ax+by) = omg+wtf



posted on Jun, 7 2013 @ 07:16 AM
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OH man .. I was going to say that!


As for the math problem .. I now have dyscalculia (from the sjogrens) so I can't even do the checkbook anymore. Looks like I"m out of the running for the big money. I would have thought that one of the world smarty-pants would have solved it by now.



posted on Jun, 7 2013 @ 07:17 AM
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Originally posted by Tykonos


ax + by = cz - (ax+by) = omg+wtf




I think you just won the internets.



posted on Jun, 7 2013 @ 07:20 AM
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Win



posted on Jun, 7 2013 @ 07:22 AM
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Originally posted by FlyersFan
reply to post by boymonkey74
 

I would have thought that one of the world smarty-pants would have solved it by now.



A random number times X plus a random number times Y equals a random number times Z... Random numbers in 2 dimensions do change 3 dimensions for sure, but there is nothing else that can be said..

Lets say it another way..

What does aX = ?
OR
Solve Ax = By ?
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posted on Jun, 7 2013 @ 07:23 AM
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Originally posted by boymonkey74
May as well take a wild guess...


erm is it 42?

Did I win?


It is 42!!! You won!!!!!

Of course since I'm the only person who knows you're correct and can validate the accuracy of your answer you'll have to split the reward with me.



posted on Jun, 7 2013 @ 07:25 AM
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Hooray no problem
you just send me my half then



posted on Jun, 7 2013 @ 07:27 AM
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You guys make me feel like scar in the Lion King.



posted on Jun, 7 2013 @ 07:32 AM
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I don't know much about math, but ain't it supposed to do with numbers and stuff...

You sure that ain't an English question?



posted on Jun, 7 2013 @ 07:34 AM
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If it is then the answer is still

Forty two. hehehe.



posted on Jun, 7 2013 @ 07:36 AM
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Hang on.. call me dopey, but something + something = Tadaa! Isn't the damn answer just Tadaa??

Wait... Oh....
Its
.
.
.
EASY

=cz




posted on Jun, 7 2013 @ 07:43 AM
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Come on guys the answer is.......purple!
edit on 6/7/2013 by iwontrun because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 7 2013 @ 07:43 AM
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Originally posted by Qumulys
Hang on.. call me dopey, but something + something = Tadaa! Isn't the damn answer just Tadaa??

Wait... Oh....
Its
.
.
.
EASY

=cz



you missed lee..

See it's really.

easy = c lee z..

cleezy..

sleezy.. =)

Tadaa, nothing happened.



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